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H1B and H4 Visa experience Nuevo Laredo consulate Mexico . November 29 bio-metrics- December 2nd visa interview

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Visa experience Nuevo Laredo consulate Mexico . November 29 biometrics- December 2nd visa interview

1. Started drive from Dallas . Took 7 hours . 8 hours with breaks.
2. parked the car in outlet mall in the USA side . They have overnight parking.
3. 7 minutes walk to the bridge to cross into Nuevo Laredo Mexico .
4. Need to pay 4 quarters to cross into Mexico side .
5. There is no Mexican immigration anywhere . No one checks anything.
6. We took a cab near the border . Uber doesn’t work here.
7. $5 to reach best western . Our hotel .
8. Next day morning the biometrics is at 10.30. Takes 2 minutes walk .
9. Visa interview next day at 7.45 . Left hotel by 7.15 using a taxi.
10. Had to wait outside the consulate for 20 minutes. So I recommend you’ll to reach the consulate just 10 minutes before the appointment.
11. You have a total of 3 checks for passport and ds160.
12. One outside, two times inside .

Actual interview h1/h4(1st interview of the day for the officer ) 50s Year old lady .

1. Are you working for the same company?
2. How long are you on h1b?
3. How long with this company?
4. So you came on j1 2003 and then f1 in 2005 and then h1 in 2007 since ? Me shocked that they were checking everything.
5. Where did you do your masters.
6. What’s your major in ?
7. Do you have your 140 approved?Gimme the copy.
8. What do you do for your company.
9. Is this your son , is he a US citizen?

Questions asked for h4

1. when were you married ?
2. Show me your marriage certificate. I had a copy and gave it .
3. What do you do ?

It was a 10 minutes interview . She said visas are approved. Come by 3 pm to collect them . You can come by yourself, no need for wife to come .

The Visa officer kept our passports and i797 with her .
We were out of the consulate by 8.15 .


December 2nd

Strangely my wife got her passport stamped and mine was delayed due to printing issues . So I received my passport on December 3rd.

I recommend everyone to pay the $6 , i94 fee online and then head to the border . This will reduce your wait time a lot .

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On 12/4/2019 at 1:39 PM, Tjgarla said:

Visa experience Nuevo Laredo consulate Mexico . November 29 biometrics- December 2nd visa interview

1. Started drive from Dallas . Took 7 hours . 8 hours with breaks.
2. parked the car in outlet mall in the USA side . They have overnight parking.
3. 7 minutes walk to the bridge to cross into Nuevo Laredo Mexico .
4. Need to pay 4 quarters to cross into Mexico side .
5. There is no Mexican immigration anywhere . No one checks anything.
6. We took a cab near the border . Uber doesn’t work here.
7. $5 to reach best western . Our hotel .
8. Next day morning the biometrics is at 10.30. Takes 2 minutes walk .
9. Visa interview next day at 7.45 . Left hotel by 7.15 using a taxi.
10. Had to wait outside the consulate for 20 minutes. So I recommend you’ll to reach the consulate just 10 minutes before the appointment.
11. You have a total of 3 checks for passport and ds160.
12. One outside, two times inside .

Actual interview h1/h4(1st interview of the day for the officer ) 50s Year old lady .

1. Are you working for the same company?
2. How long are you on h1b?
3. How long with this company?
4. So you came on j1 2003 and then f1 in 2005 and then h1 in 2007 since ? Me shocked that they were checking everything.
5. Where did you do your masters.
6. What’s your major in ?
7. Do you have your 140 approved?Gimme the copy.
8. What do you do for your company.
9. Is this your son , is he a US citizen?

Questions asked for h4

1. when were you married ?
2. Show me your marriage certificate. I had a copy and gave it .
3. What do you do ?

It was a 10 minutes interview . She said visas are approved. Come by 3 pm to collect them . You can come by yourself, no need for wife to come .

The Visa officer kept our passports and i797 with her .
We were out of the consulate by 8.15 .


December 2nd

Strangely my wife got her passport stamped and mine was delayed due to printing issues . So I received my passport on December 3rd.

I recommend everyone to pay the $6 , i94 fee online and then head to the border . This will reduce your wait time a lot .

Congrats on your visa, are you EVC or FTE and did you carry the client letter?

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On 12/5/2019 at 7:37 AM, prash358 said:

Congrats on your visa and are you on EVC model or full time employee?

It looks like you are looking for answer and he might be busy.

Do not matter FTE or EVC. If your profile is good you will get else not.

Carry client letter if you can...

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On 12/5/2019 at 2:28 PM, prash358 said:

Congrats on your visa, are you EVC or FTE and did you carry the client letter?

Hello Prash

I am a full time employee. 

Candidates with EVC models have to be prepared with a Client letter for sure. 

This consulate is also a high risk place since there were a lot of 221Gs recently.

There are security concerns in Nuevo Laredo Recently. 

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On 1/13/2020 at 6:57 PM, raju.s said:

@Tjgarla I think it was year ending thing ..re-validate plz

Well i dont know about that. But i have seen people with 221Gs there on EVC model. 

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